Man stores dead mother’s body in deep freezer for three years in Kolkata


Kolkata, April 05, 2018: 

In a shocking incident, a 43-year old man was detained by the Kolkata police on Wednesday night after he was found living with a lifeless body of his mother that he had preserved in a refrigerator at his house in Behala for the past three years.

According to agencies' report, the 43-year-old man identified as Subhabrato Mazumdar had preserved the mutilated body of his mother since 2015.

His mother, Bina Mazumdar (87) died on April 7, 2015 in a private nursing home. But Subhabrato applied 'mummification' techniques to preserve her body in a commercial freezer used to store ice-cream and frozen food in stores, police said.

Subhabrato was detained from his two-storey house in Behala on the southern fringes of Kolkata by officers from the local station and the Kolkata homicide department, who were acting on a tip-off. Majumdar's father Gopal, who too lives at the house, is also being questioned.

Sources said Bina was a government employee and had retired from Food Corporation of India. Subhabrato was a student of leather technology and was in the leather supply business.

A police officer said Majumdar had removed the internal organs from his mother's body for preservation adding that chemicals such as formaldehyde were used for preservation.

The incident is eerily similar to a case at Robinson Street in 2015. A 46-year-old software engineer, Partha De, spent about six months with the bodies of his elder sister and two pet dogs in his flat. His father Aurobindo De also lived in the same flat.

With inputs from agencies